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Monday, September 11, 2017

The Ways of My Household ... 9/11/2017

This week has been all about settling back in from our traveling and preparing for a possible hit from Hurricane Irma.    It has been a hectic and busy week.

It looks like the worst of Hurricane Irma is going to track west of us leaving us with rain,  wind and some possible tornadic weather.  As you’re reading this we will be experiencing whatever Irma throws at us starting Monday into Tuesday.  Thank you to all who have showed their concern and kept us in your prayers.  I will be so glad when this is all over!   Our prayers go out for those who have been affected by Irma.

So, what did my week look like …

We brought home the green beans mentioned in last week’s post in 2 gallon size ziplock type bags in a cooler.  After I finished canning the beans I washed the bags, hung them in the shower to drip dry and then folded them up and stored them away until I have another use for them.  Waste not, want not … those things are expensive!


I tried something that was totally new to me this week.   I purchased it at a non-electric produce store in a Mennonite community last week.  What is it?   Pickled corn!  I had never heard of it, it was pretty and I like corn so I decided to buy a jar and give it a try.  At first, I didn’t care for it.  My husband didn’t care for it at all!  I tried eating it with a pork roast we were having for dinner one night … hmmm, not to bad … it was growing on me.  The final outcome was that I think I like it!  Have you ever tried pickled corn?

The same Mennonite store had pickled brussel sprouts on clearance so we bought a couple of jars.  Once we got home I opened a jar and tried them … they were delicious!   Have you ever eaten pickled brussel sprouts?

A friend gave us a plastic grocery bag of okra.  I cut up enough to freeze 4 quart bags and we had enough small pods for boiling for a couple of meals.   The cut up frozen okra will be used for soups and stews this winter.

I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on anything except preparing for Hurricane Irma so my accomplishments are small this week.  That’s okay … something is better than nothing!

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

 


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